Mushrooms with Marina, Sat., 
Sept. 25

We're pleased to introduce Marina Buckner to our growing circle of regional experts. In her spare time she enjoys cultivating fungi in spawn bags or on logs. She has been foraging mushrooms for the table for six years, and is certified in more than 20 species, in up to seven states. As an avid journalist, naturalist and artist, Marina will enhance our relationship to fruiting fungi through the practice of drawing & study. 10AM-3PM (some moderate walking required) 


Book Craft: Poetry & Linoleum
Oct. 28, 29 & 30

This (socially distanced) 3-session book-making intensive will be chockful of fun and you will come away with mad skills and one-of-a-kind handcrafted books of your own making. 

Alarka has long-sourced Rabun County's vibrant arts scene to bring you world-class instructorship.


Day 1: This workshop is led by poet & visual artist Laurence Holden where we'll compose a language for our story. 1PM-5PM

Day 2: Linoleum cut & print-making with artist/instructor/print-maker extraordinaire Craig Burkhalter

Day 3: We'll employ the techniques of "Concertina Fold", "Japanese Stab" & "The Sewn Saddlestitch" for your keepsake book creations, with Craig Burkhalter.

For more info email: blueyodel32@gmail.com


Materials are included in cost.


Earth & Fire: Keepsake in Copper
Nov. 5&6

A 2-day metal clay jewelry workshop to create a copper pendant, earring and/or beads inspired by a beautifully shaped leaf.


Metal Clay is a medium consisting of very small particles of metal mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads and small sculptures. It originated in Japan in 1990 and can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or by using molds.


The clay after shaping, is dried and then sanded to create a smooth finish. The next step is to fire the dried clay in a kiln to burn off the binder and become a hard metal.  


The first day will be spent learning more about metal clay, making a mold and exploring creative options. Then, we'll dive in and create a pendant, earrings, or beads from the mold. Eddi will take all of the completed pieces and fire them overnight. The next day will be spent finishing the pieces and admiring the beautiful results.   Everyone should go home with at least three lovelies.  $99


All participants are required to sign a waiver upon arrival at any Alarka Expeditions/Institute events. At all events, participants are responsible for their own safety. 

For river trips please, let us know if you will be renting a vessel from our fleet or if you will be bringing your own boat.  

Email us for other payment options at: alarkaexpeditions@gmail.com 

Cancellation policy: Until 7 days prior to event, full refund. After 7 days, 50% refund. No refunds within 24 hours. Full refund in the event we cancel due to weather. 

For more information contact us at: alarkaexpeditions@gmail.com 

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